The story missions funnel into the overarching storyline about restoring order after a viral pandemic. Set seven months after the original, you’re up against three nefarious groups of baddies: Hyenas (not the animal), True Sons, and Outcasts.

Sadly, the main story isn’t much more interesting than the original, which means it’s rather boring. There are some neat developments and mission objectives that show the gravity of what’s at stake, but the story is fairly boilerplate. Emotional connections with characters you meet are virtually non-existent because you don’t interact with them on a consistent basis. On top of that, dialogue feels weirdly impersonal to the point where it’s sometimes hard to view characters as people rather than robots.

Seriously, it’s a dangerous world. I remember being frustratingly bored at the Lincoln Memorial when my parents dragged me there at the ripe age of ten, but revisiting it in The Division 2 brought me a different type of frustration thanks to a particularly challenging boss fight.



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